Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

is forgery still forgery if that person gets permission

Asked on 2/02/12, 10:34 am

4 Answers from Attorneys

George Shers Law Offices of Georges H. Shers

Forgery is signing someone's name without their permission.

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Answered on 2/02/12, 11:33 am

Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

If you have written authorization from the owner for the specific actions you took in signing for them, then the owner could not claim forgery.

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Answered on 2/02/12, 5:16 pm
Joe Dane Law Office of Joe Dane

No. Forgery is the unauthorized signing of someone else's name with fraudulent intent. If you had permission, it's not forgery.

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Answered on 2/02/12, 9:31 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

I agree with Mr. Dane. There is no forgery if the writing of a signature is authorized. The prosecutor must prove that the defendant acted without authority to convict for forgery.

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Answered on 2/03/12, 10:06 am

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